NAVA Invasion Day Solidarity Statement 2022

Image: Charlotte Allingham, Always was, Always will be Aboriginal land, A5 digital illustration, January 2018.

NAVA acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the many lands on which we live, work, make art and tell stories. We acknowledge we are on stolen lands. Sovereignty was never ceded. 

On 26 January 2022, NAVA stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their rights to sovereignty and self-determination. NAVA recognises that 26 January is not a day for celebration. 

NAVA also recognises that the ongoing development of First Nations arts and cultural materials must be autonomous and self-determining. We value the voices and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to the visual arts and their ongoing leadership in the movement for equity and self-determination in the sector. 

NAVA staff will be joining and supporting events, protests and fundraisers for Invasion Day. We won’t be available for calls or enquiries during the day but please leave a message at (02) 9368 1900 or email us at and we will respond the following day.

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The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation where our office is located and all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.

NAVA Invasion Day Solidarity Statement 2022